Corn in Cooking with Kids – all year round

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We love corn – fresh is best. But in the winter months when fresh is not available we will used canned corn too. Here is a great recipe – along with pictures of our older grandkids  ( Jack above and Jonah below) shucking corn in the good ole summer time – we grow enough for our own use and they love to pick it and eat it fresh. It does taste sweeter that way -and my husband has been known to devour 6-8 at a sitting!

In this recipe, we use our own home made feta – you can use any salty cheese instead. Also this can be eaten as a lunch dish, or more often as an accompaniment to a meat or chicken dish for dinner. This is a pretty dish – and food must appeal both to the palette and the taste buds – this one does!

Corn Rice and Chilies

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup cashews

1 onion chopped

1 mild chili – seeded and chopped ( or a non spicy red pepper – we don’t like spicy food)

2/3 cup of drained canned corn

1/2 cup of feta drained

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped cilantro (fresh) for garnish

Directions:
1. Fry the cashews in the heated oil and set aside

2. Fry the onion till translucent then add the chopped chili and sauté

3. Add the corn and sauté for a few minutes

4. Finally add the feta, then season and combine for a few minutes

5. Serve with the main dish or as a light lunch with a green salad and garnish with chopped cilantro ( the colors in this dish are delightful)

Jack shucking corn Sept 2013Jonah shucking corn sept 2013

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About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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